Eunice Oyewole, nursing assistant and restorative aide at Haven Homes senior living community in Maple Plain, MN, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District G Caregiver of the Year Award.
The District Caregiver of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults as well as enhance and enrich the quality of life of those in their care. Eunice was one of six caregivers selected for the regional award out of a field of 60,000 professional caregivers throughout the state.
“Eunice has a kind, graceful, and loving demeanor about her that can ease the anxiety and fear around living in a nursing home almost instantaneously,” says Aubrey Foss, Campus Administrator, Haven Homes in Maple Plain, MN. “She helps residents to improve their mobility and become more independent through her positivity and encouragement. No matter what the day brings, Eunice faces each challenge with a smile and says, ‘We can do this.’”
LeadingAge Minnesota honored Eunice and other Caregivers of the Year at its Institute & Expo, the state’s largest and most comprehensive aging services conference. Nearly 3,000 professionals in all aspects of older adult services attend the annual three-day event to learn about new and innovative programs, share best practices and network with their peers.
About LeadingAge Minnesota
Driven to transform and enhance the experience of aging, LeadingAge Minnesota is the state’s largest association of organizations serving older adults. Together with more than 58,000 caregivers, our members provide quality care, services, and support to nearly 54,000 older adults in independent living, assisted living, adult day, home care, and skilled nursing.